DC Extended Universe Wiki

We've split

By community choice, all content related to the DCU has been split to its own wiki.

More info


DC Extended Universe Wiki
DC Extended Universe Wiki
"A foundation has to be built on something
"A foundation has to be built on something." ―Dru-Zod, Man of Steel
This article is a stub. You can help the DC Extended Universe Wiki by expanding it.

Xebel, officially the Kingdom of Xebel, is an underwater kingdom and one of the seven kingdoms of Atlantis that formed after the Great Fall. It is currently led by King Nereus, Mera's father. It is also considered to be a major military power and Atlantis' biggest rival.

Xebel was the first kingdom to join Atlantis in the War for Atlantis. After the war ended, Xebel, alongside the other extant kingdoms, was reunited with Atlantis again after centuries of separation.


Sinking of Atlantis[]

During a test with the Trident of Atlan, Atlantis sunk into the ocean. This caused Xebel to separate from Atlantis and develop as its own nation. It eventually became a major military power rivaled only by Atlantis itself.[1]

Xebel Wars[]

At some point in the past, Xebel got involved in a war against an unknown enemy. While Nereus and his wife fought in the war alongside the rest of the Xebelian military, Queen Atlanna of Atlantis took in their daughter Mera and trained her over the years as her protégé.[2]

War for Atlantis[]

Joining King Orm[]

Xebel soldiers riding Sea Dragons

Xebel soldiers meeting Orm.

Nereus was seemingly convinced to join King Orm of Atlantis to lead a war against the surface after the latter staged an attack from a Russian submarine during their meeting at the Council of Kings. As such, the Kingdom of Xebel was the first to join Orm during the War for Atlantis, and Nereus stuck by his side as it progressed.

However, during Orm and Arthur's duel in the Ring of Fire, Nereus revealed to his daughter that he was actually not fooled by the fake submarine attack and admitted to wanting to wage war against the surface regardless of Orm's intent.

Reuniting with Atlantis[]

King Nereus and the forces of Xebel were present during the Battle of the Brine and witnessed Arthur arrive on the battlefield wielding Atlan's Trident. After Arthur defeated Orm in battle and finally ended the war, Xebel was among the three kingdoms that reunited with Atlantis after eons of disunion.[1] After the marriage between Arthur and Mera the union between Xebel and Atlantis becomes stronger, especially with the birth of Arthur Curry Jr. Xebellian troops take part in the rescue operation to save the little prince who was kidnapped by Black Manta.


Like the other thriving Atlantean Kingdoms, Xebel appears to be a mighty military presence with its own proud history apart from Atlantis. While it has often allied with Atlantis, it has been suggested that they have been rivals throughout history.

Little is known about the finer details of Xebelian culture. However, they seem to favor using sea dragons as their choice of steeds, as evidenced by the delegation sent to the Council of Kings and the Battle of the Brine. Likewise, as evidenced by King Nereus' armor, his guard, and Princess Mera's main suit, they seem to favor a sea-green colors and dark gold over the bright blues, purples, silvers and golds of Atlantis.[1]

While subjects of the kingdom are referred to as Xebelian, Xebelians are physiographically the same as Atlanteans, having retained the appearance of humans while gaining the ability to breathe and live underwater.


External Links[]